Mike Tyson is a terrible human being. He is an animal. That is why he was such a good boxer and such a good entertainer. He did things that not many other boxers have ever done, both good and bad.
Despite being a known convicted rapist and being infamous for biting off part of Evander Holyfield's ear during one of their huge bouts in the 1990's, Tyson is actually quite popular these days.
Softer side is just a lie
Since his retirement, Tyson has managed to carve a career out of reliving the past while remaining calm and collected in interviews and showing his softer, more reflective side.
It looks nice for the audience at home to think that Tyson actually has a softer side, which he does, but only when he is getting his own way.
But the reality of what Tyson has done over the course of his life hit home again on Wednesday. We were treated to a little bit of the old Tyson. A bit of the former Boxing Heavyweight Champion's character that he tries so hard to keep locked away and hidden from the public eye these days. The animal returned.
During an interview this week live on Canadian television, Tyson was interviewed about Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's candidacy for re-election. Ford is well known as a bit of a mad man, and go figure, the mayor hung out with Tyson recently.
The interviewer proceeded to ask Tyson whether or not he thinks that Ford's attempt to get re-elected will be affected by his decision to hang out with a convicted rapist.
As you can imagine, Tyson was not impressed by the interviewer's comments and went mad. He proceeded to call the host a piece of sh** and told him to **ck off." Take a look at the video below for the full interview, but it does come with a WARNING, there's obviously plenty of foul language used by Tyson.
Granted what the interviewer asked was slightly off topic, but at the end of the day, Tyson was indeed convicted for rape and we should not feel sorry for him.
This resurgence of popularity for Tyson is great for his bank account and reputation as a man that still has something to offer entertainment wise. The Hangover movie franchise definitely saw that in him when they offered him a cameo in their movies.
He offers up the crazy side of life on a plate for us all to trivialise and pretend that there's nothing wrong with what he has done in life.
But the truth is Mr Tyson, you are one of the luckiest men alive. Despite committing a horrific crime against a woman that will have to live with her wounds for the rest of her life, your wounds have healed and you're as popular as you ever were.
So what if an interviewer brings up the fact that you are a convicted rapist. He's not a liar, you did that terrible crime. The least you can do is answer the question like the supposed gentleman you are now and move forward with your life like you pretend to do.
Your reaction just proves that you don't have any remorse for what you've done over the course of your life. You are a despicable human being and this latest video just confirms it yet again.
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